The Chemicals, Conflict and Challenges in Syria

With pressure from the U.S. and Russia, Syria acceded to the Chemical Weapons Convention in September 2013 and agreed to participate in an accelerated process to destroy the chemical weapons. While this has been received as an unexpected yet positive development, the implementation of such a process raises significant science and security issues.

The Federation of American Scientists and the Center for Science, Technology and Security Policy at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) hosted an event on October 23, 2013 in Washington, DC which explored the science and security involved in the implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention and the U.N. Security Council Resolution 2118 in Syria.

Speakers examined the technical, political, and regional issues surrounding chemical weapons in Syria which included: technical solutions and expertise required to ensure accelerated destruction of chemical weapons; the regional impact of Syria’s accession to the Chemical Weapons Convention; and the challenges involved in carrying out destruction in a civil war environment.

Cornerstone Clinic-Medical 
1825 Academy Drive 
Anchorage, AK(Alaska) 99507 
(907) 522-7090 

MORE INFORMATION GOES HERE. THIS IS THE WHAT SECTION.  Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, duo te ponderum vulputate. Te eruditi laboramus sea, est insolens argumentum cu, ea vim nobis utroque. Vix dolore appetere moderatius ut, qui an mutat autem aliquando. Ne diam vidisse persequeris pro, id mea putent antiopam.